At 22:01 17-05-1999 -0400, Dave Chu wrote:
>The car is a 78 with overdrive. The drive shaft has an U-joint at the diff.
>end and the other end has something like a cover with some rubber dust cover
>on the inside. Does anyone know if there is an U-joint under the dust cover?
>If there is one how do one get access to it without destroying the rubber
This is what BL called a "Frictionless Pot Joint". I think we call this a
constant velocity joint now. They hardly wear compared to the simple U/J's
on the other end. If the drive shaft is not out of balance or it can be
easily rebalanced, just leave the CV joint alone. It'll be alright. Honestly.
Remember the old adage: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
Eric Kieboom - The Netherlands
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